Statement of the passing of Richard D. Heffner

December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) on the passing of Richard D. Heffner, former Chairman of the MPAA’s Classification and Ratings Administration:

“The entire MPAA family was saddened to learn of Richard Heffner’s passing this week. Dick served the film industry as the head of our voluntary ratings system for twenty years, overseeing the creation of the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings, as well as the addition of rating descriptors to better inform parents about a movie’s content. His significant contributions to our industry and dedication to evolving our film rating system will not be forgotten.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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